Portsmouth Arms railway station

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Portsmouth Arms National Rail
Portsmouth Arms Station.jpg
Location
Place Burrington
Local authority North Devon
Coordinates 50°57′25″N 3°57′03″W / 50.95697°N 3.95086°W / 50.95697; -3.95086Coordinates: 50°57′25″N 3°57′03″W / 50.95697°N 3.95086°W / 50.95697; -3.95086
Grid reference SS630193
Operations
Station code PMA
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 936
2011/12 Decrease 884
2012/13 Decrease 694
2013/14 Increase 844
2014/15 Increase 1,510
History
Original company North Devon Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Opened 1854
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portsmouth Arms from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Portsmouth Arms railway station is a small wayside station on the Tarka Line 28 miles (45 km) north of Exeter St. David's station and served by trains running between Exeter and Barnstaple. It serves a number of rural villages, and was named after a pub - the "Portsmouth Arms" - adjacent to the station,[1] itself named for the Earl of Portsmouth.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854,[2] with two platforms

Services[edit]

Three trains in each direction on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Portsmouth Arms on request – this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches. Trains connect with main line services at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kings Nympton   Great Western Railway
Tarka Line
  Umberleigh

Community railway[edit]

The railway between Exeter and Barnstaple is designated as a community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Tarka Line" name.

The "Portsmouth Arms" pub is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ley, Shaun (23 April 2016). "Oh, Doctor Beeching... if you could see us now". BBC News. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.